Tag: Environmental Policy

Postdoc Qi Zhang Co-Authors Two New Papers on Mangrove Ecosystems in India’s Sundarbans Biosphere Region

Qi Zhang, a post-doctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently published two papers on the mangrove ecosystems in India’s Sundarbans Biosphere Region (SBR), a biodiversity hotspot that is acutely susceptible to the impacts of climate change. The region makes up nearly 3 percent of the Earth’s total area […]

ESA Distinguished Service Citation Posthumously Awarded to Tony Janetos

The late Anthony Janetos, Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future from 2013-2019, has been posthumously awarded the Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2020 Distinguished Service Citation. The Distinguished Service Citation “recognizes long and distinguished volunteer service to ESA, the scientific community, and the larger purpose of ecology in […]

Delina Authors New Paper on Philippine Indigenous Peoples’ Environmental Dissent

Laurence Delina, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently authored a paper on indigenous peoples’ dissent against state and corporate incursions in their land, published in the journal Energy Research & Social Science. In the paper, Delina explains the widespread global suppression of indigenous […]

Faculty Research Fellow Michael Dietze Gives Talk on Ecological Forecasting at NC State

Michael Dietze, an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth & Environment and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently gave a talk at the Center for Geospatial Analytics at NC State University. In his talk, titled “Forecasting Ecology in a Changing World,” Prof. […]

Former Summer Fellow Joshua Duclos Authors Paper on the Idea of Wilderness in Environmental Ethics Debates

Joshua Duclos, a 2016 Graduate Summer Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently published a paper titled “Uncomplicating the Idea of Wilderness”  in the journal Environmental Values. In the paper, Duclos responds to common empirical, cultural, philosophical, and environmental objections to the idea of “wilderness” in environmental ethics […]

Faculty Research Fellows Hutyra and Templer Publish Global Synthesis on Urban Nitrogen Deposition

Lucy Hutyra and Pamela Templer, Professors in the Departments of Earth & Environment and Biology, respectively, and Faculty Research Fellows at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently co-authored a paper related to their Pardee Center research on urban nitrogen deposition. The lead author of the paper was Stephen Decina, formerly […]

Faculty Research Fellows Kaufman and Dietze Featured in BU Today Article on Endangered Species Act

Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellows Prof. Les Kaufman (Department of Biology) and Prof. Michael Dietze (Department of Earth & Environment) were featured in a BU Today story about the Trump administration’s recently announced changes to the Endangered Species Act, which allows species to be reclassified from “endangered” to “threatened” far more easily. The changes will also […]

Pardee Center Hosts Workshop on Denitrification Capacity of Oyster Habitats

Last week, the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future hosted a two-day workshop exploring the nitrogen removal capacity of oyster habitats via denitrification. The workshop, convened by Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow Prof. Robinson W. (Wally) Fulweiler, brought together a group of about 30 experts to assess the current state of knowledge […]

Faculty Associate Henrik Selin Launches NSF project on Mercury in Small-Scale Mining

Henrik Selin, an Associate Professor in the Pardee School of Global Studies and a Faculty Associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the environmental and human health risks from mercury pollution in artisanal and small-scale gold […]

Ecological Forecasting Initiative Hosts 2019 Conference in Washington, DC

The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future co-sponsored the 2019 Ecological Forecasting Initiative (EFI) Conference in Washington, DC, this week. The three-day conference, co-convened by Pardee Center Faculty Research Fellow Prof. Michael Dietze, brought together an interdisciplinary group of over 100 natural and social scientists, public health professionals, engineers, and […]